NVIDIA PureVideoTM HD — Featuring the NVIDIA PureVideo HD video engine. The GPU delivers full 1080p, eye-popping visual clarity for Blu-ray and Hi-def videos. By taking on all video decoding, the processor is freed up to better support higher bit-rates and features such as picture-in-picture movies and interactive menus.
NVIDIA PowerMizer® System Extensions — The dedicated PowerMizer microcontroller constantly monitors application and device activity to turn devices on when needed and put them back to sleep when they’re not. Microsecond responsiveness ensures power savings without adverse effects on performance.
DirectX® 10 — Delivers dynamic lighting and shading, along with 3D film-quality effects for collisions and larger-than-life explosions, creating a lifelike gaming experience.
PhysXTM by NVIDIA – The most powerful physics engine which enables real-time physics on your Alienware M17x. PhysX will not only provide an exponential increase in processing power, but will take gaming to a new level by delivering the richest, most immersive gaming environments.
CUDATM by NVIDIA — A general-purpose, parallel computing architecture that leverages the parallel compute engine in NVIDIA GPUs to solve many complex computational problems in a fraction of the time required on a CPU.